Daily Scripture Readings

November 2014

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Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Sat: Raphael Bishop of BrooklynPr Selections v1 | 2 Cor 3:12-18 | Lk 8:16-21* | [Heb 7:26-8:3; Jn 10:9-16]
  2. Sun: Marcian Monk of Cyrrhus in Syria (4)Pr 10:31-11:2 v2 | Gal 6:11-18 | Lk 8:26-39*
  3. Mon: Acepsimas, Hermit of Cyrrhus in SyriaWSol 4:7-15 v3 | 1 Thes 1:1-5 | Lk 11:29-33*
  4. Tue: Ioannicius the Great of BithyniaJosh 6:1-7, 14-21 | 1 Thes 1:6-10 | Lk 11:34-41*
  5. Wed: Martyrs Galaction & Episteme in W SyriaJosh 6:21-25 | 1 Thes 2:1-8 | Lk 11:42-46*
  6. Thu: Archbishop Paul, Confessor at ConstantinopleJos 5:13-15 v1 | 1 Thes 2:9-14 | Lk 11:47-12:1*
  7. Fri: Thirty-three Martyrs of Melitene in GreeceJdg 6:2, 7, 11-24 V2 | 1 Thes 2:14-19 | Lk 12:2-12*
  8. Sat: Synaxis of the Holy ArchangelsDan 10:1-21 v3 | 2 Cor 8:1-5 | Lk 9:1-6* | [Heb 2:2-10; Lk 10:16-20]
  9. Sun: Symeon Metaphrastes of Constaninople (5)Josh 6:21-35 | Eph 2:4-10 | Lk 8:41-56*
  10. Mon: Great-Martyr Constantine-Kakhi of GeorgiaJosh 7:1-9 | 1 Thes 2:20-3:8 | Lk 12:13-15, 22-31*
  11. Tue: Great Martyr Mennas of EgyptProverbs Selections A v1 | 1 Thes 3:9-13 | Lk 12:42-48 *
  12. Wed: John the Merciful, Patr of AlexandriaWisLit Selections A v2 | 1 Thes 4:1-12 | Lk 12:48-59*
  13. Repose of John ChrysostomWisLit Selections B v3 | 1 Thes 5:1-8 | Lk 13:1-9* | [Heb 7:26-8:2; Jn 10:9-16]
  14. Fri: Holy Apostle Philip of the TwelveJosh 7:10-26 | 1 Thes 5:9-13 | Lk 13:31-35*
  15. Sat: Confessors Gurias, Samonas, AbibusF,W,OJosh 8:1-16 | 2 Cor 11:1-6 | Lk 9:37-43* | Nativity Fast Begins
  16. Sun: Apostle, Evangelist Matthew (6)F,W,OJosh 8:17-27 | Eph 2:4-22 | Lk 10:25-37*
  17. Mon: Gregory, Bishop of Neo-CaesareaFastJosh 9:3-9 | 2 Thes 1:1-10 | Lk 14:1, 12-15*
  18. Tue: Martyr Platon of AncyraFastJer 1:1, 4-19 | 2 Thes 1:10-2:2 | Lk 14:25-35*
  19. Wed: Prophet Obadiah (Servant of the Lord)FastEx 40:1-5, 9-10, 16, 34-35 v1 | 2 Thes 2:1-12 | Lk 15:1-10*
  20. Thu: Edmund, King & Martyr in EnglandFast3 Kg 8:1, 3-7, 9-11 v2 | 2 Thes 2:13-3:5 | Lk 16:1-9*
  21. Entry of the Theotokos into the TempleF,W,OEzk 43:27-44:4 v3 | 2 Thes 3:6-18 | Lk 16:15-18, 17:1-4* | [Heb 9:1-7; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28*]
  22. Sat: Clement, Enlightener of BulgariaF,W,OJer 2:1-13 | Gal 1:3-10 | Lk 9:57-62*
  23. Sun: Amphilochius Bp of Iconium (7)F,W,OIs 43:9-14 v1 | Eph 4:1-6 | Lk 12:16-21*
  24. Mon: Clement, Pope of RomeFastWSol 3:1-9 v2 | 1 Tim 1:1-7 | Lk 17:20-25*
  25. Tue: Great-Martyrs Katherine & MercuriosFastWSol 5:15-6:3 v3 | 1 Tim 1:8-15 | Lk 17:26-37*
  26. Wed: Venerable Alypios the StyliteFastJer 3:11-18 | 1 Tim 1:18-20, 2:8-15 | Lk 18:15-17, 26-30* | (Vesp Readings: Andrew, Nov 30)
  27. Thu: James, Bishop of Rostov on DonFastJer 3:19-25 | 1 Tim 3:1-13 | Lk 18:31-34* | [1Pt 1:1-2, 10-25; 2:1-6]
  28. Fri: Theodore Archbishop of RostovFastJer 4:1-10 | 1 Tim 4:4-8, 16 | Lk 19:12-28* | [1Pt 2:21-3:9]
  29. Sat: Venerable Akakios of SinaiF,W,OJer 4:23-34 | Gal 3:8-12 | Lk 10:19-21* | [1Pt 4:1-11]
  30. Sun: Apostle Andrew: 1st Called (8) F,W,O WSol 1:16-2:22 | Eph 5:9-19 | Lk 13:10-17* | [1 Cor 4:9-16; Jn 1:35-51*]             

Notes

For Biblical abbreviations see The Orthodox Study Bible 2008, p. vii;  Bracketed numbers on Sundays (#) indicate the Tone for the week      
The NATIVITY FAST is divided into two periods. ྭThe 1st period is November 15th through December 19th when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturdays & Sundays.